3 cl of gin
1,5 cl of apricot brandy liqueur
0,75 cl of Triple sec
0,75 cl of DOM benedictine
12 cl of pineapple juice
1,5 cl of lemon juice
1 cl of grenadine
1 drop of Angostura bitters
The Singapore Sling is one of the essential cocktails of 1900. Born as a simple pink cocktail for the ladies, it becomes a trendy cocktail in a very short time. All the British gentlemen of the good Singapore society wanted a sip of it all at once.
The creator of the Singapore Sling is the legendary bartender Ngiam Tong Boon, bartender of the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, whose museum still preserves the book with the original cocktail recipe. Add a trip here to the 99 things to do before you die.
But that’s enough with the story and let’s go to the fundamental question: why is this drink so special? Why has it become one of the most famous cocktails of all time?
The answer is simple: the Singapore Sling has a unique flavor, complex, full of aromas and a thousand nuances, but at the same time is fresh and dry, with outstanding drinkability.
And despite having a high alcohol content, while you drink it, you will feel nothing but a soft and velvety caress on the palate.
That said, let’s go to the original Singapore Sling recipe and be very careful because the ingredients are many, and you have to be careful to recreate the delicate balance of sharp, herbaceous, and sweet flavors. But don’t worry, Nick, our naked bartender, will guide you step by step in the preparation of this exquisite drink.
Singapore Sling cocktail ingredients and doses
- 3 cl of gin
- 1.5 cl of apricot brandy
- 0.75 of triple sec
- 0,75 of DOM Benedictine
- 12 cl of pineapple juice
- 1.5 of lemon juice
- 1 cl grenadine
- 1 drop of Angostura
How to prepare the Singapore Sling cocktail
The preparation itself is not complicated, but be careful to respect the doses once again.
Squeeze lemon and strain the juice. Use a juice extractor to make pineapple juice, never buy industrial juices. Also, at home, you deserve the best.
Put ice in the shaker and add the juices. Pour the gin, triple sec, apricot brandy, DOM Benedictine, and Angostura.
Add a touch of color with a dash of grenadine.
Shake for 12 seconds with love. Pour into a large glass like an old-fashioned, full of ice or a big icy ball, and decorate with a pineapple slice, a cherry, mint, lime, or a flower.